- 06-21-2013, 08:03 PM #1
You might guess that I am an avid WP user I have owned a bunch of WP's sense WP7 hit the streets. I got me a ATIV S a couple of weeks ago I will say I get a lot of comments and questions about it. I also have a L920 when I set it on the table in a restaurant no one ever asks about it. When I do the same thing with my ATIV S people are always asking me about the phone. Some are confused and ask me what Galaxy phone that is others are just asking what phone I have. This phone really gets peoples attention. Has anyone else noticed this?
- 06-21-2013, 09:03 PM #2
I think it's because everyone knows Samsung here in US, but few people have seen the Ativ S. I've never seen one yet.
In fact I just decided to check Samsung's websites. Is the Ativ S discontinued? I get "page not found" on the global site. http://forums.windowscentral.com/ext...52Fativ_s.html
I know it won't be on the US site, since it's never been sold in US.
- 06-21-2013, 09:24 PM #3
To be honest, other than my classmates (who only go onto the Me tile and randomly post crap), no one's asked me about my 620.
Of course, that's a good thing. No-one would steal it from me. Snatchers are still a big problem in the Philippines.
- 06-22-2013, 05:26 AM #4
- 06-22-2013, 05:34 AM #5
Although in Finland (so big market share for Lumias), I've gotten fairly much queries about the 920 when it was just released and people were asking if it was a good buy etc. Same thing with my N8 (got more questions about that from strangers than with 920) back in the day.
Also I've had a few students in the university ask me about the Surface and even one of the professors asked about it once :D
- 06-22-2013, 05:34 AM #6
In most cases, strangers do not generally approach people in restaurants and ask about phones. However, people who know each other will notice new phones and ask about them. For instance, I recently attended a Linux user group meeting. I saw that one guy at the meeting had a Nokia 928, and I asked him about it. Another guy asked me about my Nokia 900. I didn't think it was odd, since I know these people.
- 06-22-2013, 05:50 AM #7
I wouldn't stop someone if they were obviously busy with someone else and break a conversation up just to ask about a phone. But I have asked strangers about phones, on the tube saw a 925 Thursday and had to ask the guy about it. Have seen a GS4 and asked about that as well purely to find out if it lives up to the hype. Have had strangers ask about my phone and about my RT a lot on the train
- 06-22-2013, 07:16 AM #8
06-22-2013, 11:02 AM #9
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The Canadian site holds product information, if you wanted to check it out: Samsung ATIV S
- 06-25-2013, 11:19 AM #11
The Ativ S is, by far, the best WP8 device I've used. I had a 920, an 820, and an 8X, and the Ativ is more responsive, smoother, and easier to use than any of the others. I put this and my GS4 next to each other, and I actually prefer the "feel" of the Ativ S in the hand more than the GS4. The Ativ's screen is smaller, but holding them next to each other, I couldn't see a difference between the 720p screen and the 1080p screen of the GS4.
This is also the 7th Samsung device I've owned (Focus, Focus Flash, Galaxy Nexus, GS3, GS4, Galaxy Note) and I've never, EVER had a problem with any of them. Screens are always excellent, cameras are always decent, and the "plastic" build quality holds up well to abuse.
- 06-25-2013, 12:16 PM #13
- 06-25-2013, 01:29 PM #15
- 06-25-2013, 01:48 PM #20
None is by far better than the other. I have a L920 and now the ATIV S both are great devices each with its own plus and minus. To compare the 2 head to head is a subject for another thread. What I do know in my experience is that people will ask me about my ATIV S where as people seldom ask about L920.
- 06-25-2013, 02:08 PM #23
I believe you live in the US where the ATIV S is a minority wrt the Lumias and people are curious about it.
Even though your thread title may be accurate, its slightly misleading IMO. People are noticing it most probably because they dont know about it which is what you are saying I suppose.
- 06-25-2013, 08:30 PM #24
- 06-26-2013, 02:53 AM #25
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